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Australia Studies
The Australian Studies Program offers students a semester at the Wesley Institute, in Sydney, Australia, where they can explore their artistic talents through Wesley Institute's outstanding division of Ministry & the Arts. Faculty trained and working in the professional performing arts scene in Sydney will guide students in their thinking through the Christian's role in culture, whether classical or pop culture. This program utilizes a combination of classroom training at the Wesley Institute and experiential learning in the beautiful Australian context. Home stays, service learning and travel around Australia are important components of this program. Students will examine the many faces of Australia. They will observe its beautiful landscape, live in the cosmopolitan melting pot of Sydney, serve the poor of Sydney's multicultural ghettos, engage the political capital Canberra and its power players, and come to know the traditions of Aborigines. Students participate in the core experiential course and choose the remainder of their credits from Wesley institute's arts and ministry courses. Students receive up to 16 hours of credit.